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Outdoor Briefs

A two-day session on crew leader training for the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is this weekend, April 26-27, (Glenwood Springs) on the Wulfsohn Trail.

Saturday and Sunday on-the-trail training, plus a reference manual designed to keep with you on each project. RFOV’s crew leader training includes classroom and on-the-trail training. Learn to build and maintain sustainable trails in different types of terrain. Safely use a variety of tools and techniques. Lead a crew of five to eight volunteers to complete a portion of a project. Ensure that your crew’s work is completed to the highest standard. Ensure that your crew enjoys a quality experience and has a great time.

Those interested in participating need to call RFOV at 927-8241, in advance for more information.



Join Roaring Fork Conservancy for the 10th annual Fryingpan River Cleanup starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, with registration and free breakfast at Lions Park in Basalt. Volunteers of all ages welcome. Please dress appropriately; long pants, layers, hat, sunscreen, and gloves are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for the Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, and Most Unusual Trash. For more information, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 927-1290.

Family fun all day Saturday, April 26, at Two Rivers Park at the Great Family Trek will include a 5K run, activity booths, food, music, and entertainment. Proceeds to benefit Sopris and Medaris Mothers of Preschoolers, a support group for mothers and parents in the community.



For more information, call 984-2379 or 984-1500.

Help the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers refurbish Lake Christine, near Basalt, on Saturday, May 3. As part of rebuilding the dam and restoring the lake, the Colorado Division of Wildlife needs help making the area ready for the public. Our work will include installing interpretive signs, fencing, constructing a new trail from the parking lot to the dam, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Crystal Fly Shop is offering free beginners’ fly fishing clinics at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Saturday through Wednesday, May 14. Clinics are two hours and topics include casting, entomology, reading the water, fishing tactics, rigging, etc. Space is limited, so please call the shop at 963-5741 to reserve a space.

Free fly-fishing clinics are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Taylor Creek Fly shop located at 183 Basalt Center Circle in Basalt. The clinics will continue through June, and topics will cover equipment set-up, casting, reading the water, entomology, and others. Those interested may call 927-4374.

What did you do this weekend? Was the day spent getting some final turns of the season on the slopes at a Colorado Ski resort? Or perhaps it was a more springtime activity like camping in Moab. Whatever your outdoor fancy is, be it hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, rafting, kayaking, tubing the rivers, mountain biking, cycling, running, speed walking, rock climbing, ice climbing, rodeoing, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, wilderness first-aid, survival, avalanche courses, anything with 4X4 vehicles, or anything having to do with outdoor activities in general, we want to see the proof.

It doesn’t have even have to be an activity in Garfield County or Colorado for that matter. If you went on a fishing trip to Arkansas, send in the photos and we will publish it. Two requirements: No indoor pictures, outdoors is a must. And there has to be people doing something in the photo. Save your sunset shots for “Photos by you” submissions.

Send submitted photos of you enjoying the outdoors to Post Independent Outdoors writer, John Gardner at jgardner@postindependent.com. Or drop them off or mail them to the Post Independent c/o John Gardner at 2014 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601. We will publish it in the Thursday edition of the Post Independent in the Outdoors section.

Information including where you were, what you were doing and who you were with (who’s in the photo) and a contact phone number to verify information is greatly appreciated. If no information is included, don’t be surprised if the photo doesn’t make the cut.


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